The Polar Sea episodes 5-10 start broadcasting tonight on TVO and Arte in Europe. It doesn’t have a broadcaster in the US as of yet, and if you are having some trouble viewing it go here and download this:
And watch the episodes HERE:
Here’s a description from tonight’s episode:
Crossing the Northwest Passage remains an immense challenge despite the melting ice. Halfway through their journey, some explorers break down and fall back, leaving others exiled. One such calamity forces Richard Tegner into hitchhiking through the passage. His experience is a poignant mirror of legendary Arctic disasters that befell both Europeans and Inuit.
And some more pieces from the series:
This first composition was our first attempt at the opening credits…they now use a portion of it in the beginning when the narrator (the legendary Gorden Pinset) says “last time on the polar sea….”
Here it is presented in whole….
And some more reflections….
Hope you can tune in and as always, thanks for listening.
We’re happy to announce a project we worked very hard on is set to be broadcast.
The Polar Sea, a wonderful, insightful and sometimes harrowing documentary on the state of our most northern body of water. It was a real honor to work with Kevin McMahon and his amazing crew, including Jay Cheel whom we worked with on Beauty Day.
This beautifully shot 10 episode series begins Dec 1st in Canada on TVO and in the US and Europe shortly after.
Here’s the trailer…
We’d love to share some of our favorite compositions from the film over next few weeks…Here’s a start….
This is the theme we wrote for some crazy and brave individuals that attempt to sail the Northwest Passage in a tiny boat named ‘DAX’. It re-appears as an over all Sailing Theme throughout the series in differing arrangements.
This particular piece ends up in many places in the film. Usually coinciding with scenes of levity and reflection.
And here’s our take on thee ol’ sea shanty!!!!!
Some more information for you….
Book of faces: https://www.facebook.com/PolarSea360?fref=ts
And these AWESOME 360 videos!!! http://www.polarsea360.com/360-special-russell-glacier/ AND http://www.polarsea360.com/360-special-inside-le-boreal/
We wrote a TON of music for sea shanty and have lots of variations on multiple themes. I’ll share more in the upcoming weeks!
As always, Thanks for listening!
As some projects end and others start, you find yourself dusting off some old ‘Ones and Zeros’ from thee computer machine and often find stuff you’d LOVE to share. So here is some of our favorite things just hanging out in the either.
First off, The Internet went and dug up something from our past!! Well, not thee INTERNET per se, but someone by the name Christopher Batemen uploaded this little gem to a CBC affiliated web page called ‘Weird Canada’. A friend of his by the name..ahem..’BestFriendForLifePhil’ stumbled across one of Do Make Say Think‘s hand made early cassette demos at a local Salvation Army. I remember making these. In 1995 we had no designs on being a band. We just made single cassette runs and handed ’em out at shows. Seeing this blew my mind!!! Have a listen HERE
The next composition I’d love to share has a ‘Electronic Dance’ element. This unreleased track is an experiment in a genre of music that we have great love for. We wanted to give it a cinematic storyline, so we added a spooky element in the mix to give it a ‘late night in the wrong part of town’ feel. Perhaps there’s a big, scary disco record waiting for us to write….in the meantime…. enjoy this song we will simply entitle ‘OF..”
And How about we ‘Waltz’ outta here…. Well not exactly ‘waltz’ as this particular composition doesn’t fit into a standard structure of one. We just called it that when we were writing it for this amazing upcoming documentary we scored called ‘Semi-Sweet: Life in Chocolate’. It’s placement in the movie is thought provoking and playful. This fantastic documentary will see a release soon and will update as soon as we hear about it. Until then….
And heck, If you want to hear a REAL waltz….. Here is part of a score Ohad did for the film ‘Daydream Nation’ Called ‘Town Waltz’. Ohad’s score for Daydream is Epic, Masterful, and Moving. We’ll add some more teasers in upcoming posts.
As Always, Thanks for listening.
Telepathic Out Takes, Ohad Benchetrit & Justin Small